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On the 13th of September 2023, The KWFT Managing Director, Mwangi Githaiga accompanied by Senior Leadership Team had the privilege of hosting 9 Members of Ugandan Parliament who were on a benchmarking and study tour of the Kenyan microfinance sector. This exchange was made possible courtesy of Association of Microfinance Institutions (AMFI).

The value of Kenya’s sectors, particularly in the realm of microfinance and women’s financial inclusion, cannot be overstated. By studying these best practices, Uganda can gain valuable insights into crafting policies and strategies that promote financial inclusion and gender equality within its own borders.

As a model institution, the KWFT MD gave a comprehensive presentation to demonstrate the Institution’s core activities and its innovative approaches to women’s financial empowerment. This highlighted KWFT’s commitment to offering accessible financial products and services tailored to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs and individuals in rural and marginalized communities in Kenya.

The delegates were impressed by KWFTs approach to sustainable finance and the presentation set the stage for insightful discussions.

KWFT’s hosting of the delegation from the Parliament of Uganda marked an important milestone in fostering knowledge-sharing and cross-border collaboration within the East African region. This exchange of ideas and experiences between Uganda and Kenya promises to lay the foundation for future advancements and collaborations in the pursuit of gender equality and financial inclusion.

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AAR Insurance compensated one of KWFT’s customers whose rental property in Lunga Lunga accidentally caught fire. This was made possible as the customer had taken an insurance cover through KWFT Bancassurance whose underwriter is AAR Insurance.

Janet has been a KWFT customer for over 20 years and she owns various businesses including 25 rental units in LungaLunga, Embakasi Sub-County, Nairobi County. On 8th May 2023, some of the rental units accidentally caught fire.

Janet, was presented with a cheque by AAR Insurance Group CEO Dr. Patrick Gatonga in the presence of KWFT MD, Mwangi Githaiga at KWFT Centre on 31st July 2023. A team from AAR Insurance and KWFT was also present for this occasion.

The presentation of the cheque symbolizes both KWFT’s commitment to their customers’ financial well-being and the effectiveness of their partnership with AAR insurance.

This also emphasizes the importance of insurance in safeguarding individuals and businesses from unforeseen risks. KWFT has partnered with AAR Insurance to provide KWFT customers with reliable and efficient insurance covers, ensuring their peace of mind in times of crisis.

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Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) staff in conjunction with Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and local community members of Kimakia united to rehabilitate a section of Kimakia forest in Murang’a County. In this re-forestation exercise 2,000 trees of different indigenous species were planted on April 27, 2023. Kimakia forest is a home to a variety of wildlife and forest species.

KWFT took part in the activity in efforts towards increasing Kenya’s forest cover which has served generations with many environmental benefits, beautiful canopies as well as a habitat for Kenya’s renowned diverse wildlife. Kenyan forests have been degraded over time, mainly emanating from human activities such as logging, charcoal burning and human settlement causing severe drought and environmental degradation. To revitalize its landscapes, Kenya has committed to increase its forest cover with 15 billion trees by 2032 to achieve 30% tree cover.

As such preservation of the environment calls for sustainable activities that protect natural resources by reducing waste, energy consumption and pollution from all stakeholders. In response to SDG 6: Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG 13 on Climate Action, KWFT has been intentional in offering eco-friendly products as well as financing for businesses whose operations are environmentally conscious.

KWFT is committed to continue contributing to the noble agenda of restoring natural resources and it was honoured to partake the exercise with Kenya Forest Service and the community of Kimakia.

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On March 15, 2023 KWFT was delighted to host 32 MBA students from Yale University Connecticut, USA who were on a study tour, accompanied by their Professor Kevin Donavan and Jolly Christine. The tour was based on their interest in the Kenyan Economy.

The study tour began with a mentorship session by the KWFT Managing Director, Mwangi Githaiga who presented on Kenya’s financial landscape, KWFT strategic direction, structure, operations and its contribution to the Kenyan economy. There were great conversations about how KWFT supports Kenyan women (residing in the rural areas) to access credit to grow their businesses sustainably. This was supported by a conversation of KWFTs selection of portfolios and how the institution is able to address women economic empowerment, inclusion and gender equality. 

The team then embarked on a field visit to meet and interact with some KWFT customers in Kandara, Makuyu and Goliba areas within the Nairobi North region.

In Kandara, the team was excited to attended a group meeting and got oriented to understand and appreciate the group lending methodology. This was an insightful meeting as it defined KWFTs model of social collateral which enables women to access credit. In Makuyu the team visited an avid poultry farmer who shared her journey that has been nurtured and financed by KWFT. The business woman normally rears over 30,000 chicken and supplies to Kenchic thus making her business very marketable. The visit ended with a delightful visit to a farm in Goliba owned by a KWFT beneficiary who offered insights on her thriving horticultural business. 

KWFT was delighted to host the Yale University students for the mentorship session to impact knowledge to students on practical and scalable solutions offered by Microfinance.

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It is with great excitement that KWFT announces its victorious win in the prestigious SFI Catalyst Awards 2021 ceremony which was held on Wednesday 21st, September 2022, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. The ceremony was well attended by key stakeholders from the financial sector, government, private as well as the non-governmental organizations and presided over by Martin Ochieng, Chairperson, UN Global Compact Network Kenya & Group Managing Director of Sasini Plc.

The Awards, pioneered by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) in 2015, offer Institutions a unique opportunity and platform to showcase their industry leadership and their role towards promoting sustainable development, under the guide of Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) principles.

The SFI Catalyst Awards 2021 were highly competitive attracting 43 entries from 16 financial institutions. The awards involved a series of questions that required institutions to demonstrate their approach and value proposition in various topics.

KWFT is proud to have won in the following categories:

  • Promoting Gender Inclusivity – Overall Winner
  • Best Overall Award – Position 3

In addition to this award and many other recognitions, KWFT’s trajectory has demonstrated its dedication towards uplifting women in the society. KWFT has rewritten the narrative of women’s involvement in financial matters and it has passed the bar when it comes to women in societal development.

From the onset KWFT has provided women with both financial knowledge and convenient options to financial aid to transform their lives. The journey to financial inclusivity has already yielded commendable results and KWFT is committed to continue being among Kenya’s change makers.